Imagine you’re working in a small town, not even making minimum wage. You’re divorced and you’ve always dreamed of visiting Italy where your family is from. You have no way of actually doing it.
One day you’re talking to a random customer very casually about your life. He eats his meal and walks out the door. You go to pick up the bill, and it looks like this:
Yes, that’s a $1000 tip. (I hope someone covers the 42 cents
That’s exactly what happened to one waitress. Here’s her incredible story from herTumblr:
SO MY MOM AND I HAVE BEEN WORKING THE SAME WAITRESS JOB FOR 5-6 YEARS NOW. SHE HAD BEEN WAITRESSING YEARS BEFORE, BUT THIS IS RECENTLY. ANYWAY, ABOUT… 15 MINUTES AGO THIS GUY SHE WAITED ON LEFT AND TOLD HER TO TAKE CARE. JUST THAT. PRIOR TO THIS SHE HAD TALKED TO HIM ABOUT ITALY. HER PEOPLE ARE FROM FLORENCE, THIS AND THAT, AND SHE SAID SHE’S NEVER BEEN. SHE’S GOT 8 YEARS OF ART EDUCATION AND SHE’S WORKING A WAITRESS JOB. IT’S PRETTY… SAD AND DISAPPOINTING, I GUESS. HER AND MY FATHER DIVORCED 6 YEARS AGO AND SHE HASN’T HAD A REAL JOB EVER. JUST BEEN STUCK IN A SMALL TOWN SHE’S NOT FROM.
THIS MAN WHO WE HAVE NEVER SEEN BEFORE TIPPED HER 1000 DOLLARS FOR A TRIP TO ITALY. WALKED OUT, NOT ANOTHER WORD.
…YOU KNOW. JUST WHEN I START TO LOSE FAITH IN HUMANITY”